The Shift I Desired

I have spent the last 6 ½ years working on healing and on trust. It has been a long journey full of lots of lessons. The first step of that journey was learning to love me and be authentically me no matter what. The second part of the journey was about forgiveness and letting go. The third part was about trust.


I realized a few days ago, that I have completed that part of the journey and did not even know it! I had created such a huge shift, that in doing so, this side feels so natural.


My story is similar to many other women’s stories. I was badly beaten by my boyfriend of 11 years after living in an abusive relationship. I was very good at hiding it, lying to others and living a double life. When I got hurt, everyone found out. I was finally free.


My journey has been of self-discovery, learning to trust and redesigning my life. There have been wonderful teachers, friends and lessons along the way. In the mist of this new life, I became a legal guardian to a violent and troubled young man. The universe delivered me a perfect lesson.


At the time I was fearful of males, it made me sad, but that was how it was. As this young man turned his life around, I was letting fear of anger go. Now he has graduated the fire academy and is living with his girlfriend. He redesigned his life to be full of love and joy.


I am starting another chapter in my life with a project I have been working on. The interesting piece is that my support team is all male. I just realized that the other day. My two team mates have the biggest hearts, are generous and strong. My two support people are two healers with huge hearts.


I am getting ready to launch a community for healing and growth that is accessible to anyone ready to do this work. I could have used this as I was healing! The fact that I am being supported, guided and helped by four men is profound.


I made the shift I so desired.


+Michelle DeBerge

About the Author Michelle DeBerge

Michelle has over 20 years experience in coaching, leadership and motivation. She is passionate about creating a community for growth, healing and support. She has been recognized for her work both locally and nationally. She inspires audiences and clients with her down to earth stories of struggle and growth. She believes that being authentic has been the key to her success.

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